The Straits of Malacca is a strait between the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra. It is named after Malacca, an ancient city in Malaysia. The northwestern end of the strait is connected to the Andaman Sea in the Indian Ocean, and the southeastern end connects the South China Sea. It is now managed by Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. The strait has a flat bottom, mostly sandy and smooth, and is an indispensable attraction for visiting Malacca.